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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #310

    I do not a have a COA Sticker key


    I already have everything installed I just need the key. Can someone help me?
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  2. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #311

    Did you look on COA sticker? It's pictured in the steps.
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  3. Posts : 110
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz
       #312

    I have win7 homebasic but there is not download option for that in heidoc, so Which one should I download now
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       #313

    danyalsad said:
    I have win7 homebasic but there is not download option for that in heidoc, so Which one should I download now
    Just download Home Premium and use the method in the second bullet point of step 1 to unlock the other versions.

    If the licensed OS printed on the COA sticker on bottom is Home Basic or Starter then download Home Premium, run the eicfg removal tool to unlock all versions, later during install choose the licensed version from menu.
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  5. Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
       #314

    Can someone explain to me why it is safe to download an operating system iso from some random web address? I know that the iso's are stored on a windows.net domain, but there is all kinds of content stored there that definitely is not produced by Microsoft.


    How do I know that these iso's are really created by Microsoft and haven't been tampered with?
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jun 2014 at 16:15. Reason: removed link
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #315

    Hello VegasIP,

    The ISO files at the link in the tutorial has been used and tested by us for a long time now.

    They are official Microsoft ISO files directly from Microsoft's Digital River servers. :)
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #316

    VegasIP said:
    Can someone explain to me why it is safe to download an operating system iso from some random web address? I know that the iso's are stored on a windows.net domain, but there is all kinds of content stored there that definitely is not produced by Microsoft.


    How do I know that these iso's are really created by Microsoft and haven't been tampered with?
    Why would you think it's safe?

    You wouldn't know that a random OS ISO hasn't been tampered with.

    That's why people here are directed to the known good authorized source for Win 7 ISOs, not a random source.
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  8. Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
       #317

    ignatzatsonic,

    Yes, "random" was not the right choice of words. The link is from a website that is known to you from experience. But the address itself gives no guarantee that what is on the other end is actually from Microsoft. I guess users would have complained on the message boards if the downloads gave them problems. I would just be worried that there would be some kind of undetectable backdoor in there since it would be right in the OS.
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  9. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #318

    We've helped tens of thousands of consumers here get perfect reinstalls using those ISO's without a single complaint, not one.

    That's just those we helped directly. Millions more have accessed our tutorials that provide the Win7 ISO links for reinstalls, Repair Installs and boot rescue. We've never heard a peep from any of them either, except twice when the links went down when we heard about it immediately.

    This site does not make decisions like this without careful research and deliberation which is another reason it is the top tech site in web history.
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  10. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #319

    VegasIP said:
    Yes, "random" was not the right choice of words. The link is from a website that is known to you from experience. But the address itself gives no guarantee that what is on the other end is actually from Microsoft.
    I just have to jump in: seems you are complaining for the sake of complaining. Digital River is the official Microsoft Digital Media Distribution Partner, it could not be more official. It has been told allover the Internet, not only here.

    My suggestion: please find a real issue to complain.
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